Cisco Programmable Fabric Using VXLAN with BGP EVPN


9+ Hours of video instruction

More than 9 hours of video instruction on standards-based Data Center Fabrics with VXLAN/BGP-EVPN.


Cisco Programmable Fabric with VXLAN, BGP-EVPN is a unique video title designed to teach you everything you need to understand how Data Center Networks can be built with VXLAN and BGP-EVPN. Cisco has provided a complete solution based on this VXLAN Overlay. Recent efforts in the IETF have led to the addition of a standards-based BGP control-plane to amend flood-and-learn behavior from classic Layer 2 networks to achieve better efficiency and scale. This LiveLesson is designed to provide the fundamentals of understanding Cisco’s Programmable Fabric with its related components and makes you a VXLAN superstar.

Cisco Programmable Fabric with VXLAN, BGP-EVPN contains 10 individual video lessons divided into 46 sublessons, for a total of more than 9 hours of instruction. The videos consist of screencasts, audio instruction, and hands-on demos. Each video offers detailed explanations, tips, and configuration verifications.

The 10 video lessons cover the following topics:

Lesson 1: Introduction to Programmable Fabric

Lesson 2: Introducing VXLAN/EVPN

Lesson 3: Programmable Fabric—Forwarding

Lesson 4: The Underlay

Lesson 5: Unicast Forwarding

Lesson 6: Multitenancy

Lesson 7: Multicast Forwarding

Lesson 8: External Connectivity

Lesson 9: Layer 4-7 Services Integration

Lesson 10: Introduction to Programmable Fabric Management, Operations, and Provisioning

Skill Level


What You Will Learn

  • Programmable Fabric basics
  • Key VXLAN/EVPN concepts
  • Forwarding concepts
  • The Underlay
  • Unicast forwarding
  • Multitenancy
  • Multicast forwarding
  • External connectivity
  • Layer 4-7 services integration
  • Programmable Fabric management, operations, and provisioning fundamentals

Who Should Take This Course

Primary audience: Network engineers or operators

Secondary audience: Help desk analysts or network administrators, as well as certification candidates

Course Requirements

The students should be intermediate to expert. These LiveLessons assume common knowledge of Cisco IOS and network switching and routing theory. The typical student would have at least a CCNA certification and would be responsible for the configuration and day-to-day operations of networks.

Your Instructor

David Jansen, Lukas Krattiger
David Jansen, Lukas Krattiger

David Jansen, CCIE No. 5952 (Routing/Switching), is a distinguished systems engineer (DSE) for Cisco, specializing in data center, campus, branch/WAN, and cloud architectures. He has 20 years of experience in the industry and has earned certifications from Novell, VMware, Microsoft, TOGAF, and Cisco. His focus is working with global enterprise customers to address their challenges with comprehensive end-to-end data center, enterprise, WAN/Internet, and cloud architectures. David has been with Cisco for more than 19 years; for the last 4 years or so as a DSE, he has gained unique experiences in building next generation data center solutions. David has a bachelor's degree in computer science engineering from the University of Michigan and a master's degree in adult education from Central Michigan University.

Lukas Krattiger, CCIE No. 21921 (Routing/Switching and Data Center), is principal engineer, Technical Marketing, with more than 15 years of experience in data center, Internet, and application networks. Within Cisco, he specializes in data center switching, overlay architectures, and solutions across platforms. Lukas is a double-CCIE (R&S and Data Center) with several other industry certifications and has participated in various technology leadership and advisory groups. Prior to joining Cisco, Lukas was a senior network engineer with System Integrators and Service Providers, where he was responsible for data center and Internet networks. Since joining Cisco, he has covered various technologies within the data center as well as enterprise networks portfolio, and he has built foundational solutions for customers and partners. He is from Switzerland and currently lives in California with his wife and one wonderful daughter. He can be found on Twitter at @ccie21921.

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